Safer Digital Project

Safer Digital Project in Lithuania
Safer Digital Project in Lithuania
The Safer Digital project lasted from the 1st of April 2005 to 31st of March 2007. It is the national awareness node for Lithuania which helps children, parents and educators avoid the dangers associated with digital communication.

Safer Digital Lithuania is made up of a consortium of three partners who have extensive experience working together.

Bitė Lietuva (Head of consortium) is the second largest mobile operator in Lithuania according to revenue and is a major ISP in the country. Bitė Lietuva hosts the awareness centre using its facilities and operational experience. With almost 1 million customers (Lithuania has a little over 3.5 inhabitants), Bitė Lietuva has an easy means to reach a large audience and has expertise on reaching mass media audience. Bitė Lietuva is also running the Lithuanian hotline.

Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Lithuania is committed to prevention of harmful content. It is the best multiplier in the country with its network of education centres (schools, universities, etc.) and is a good relay to disseminate information about safety and helplines. As a government body it can influence policies and gather financing for future projects.

SPSC (Social and Psychological Service Centre) – a non-profit organisation – has a long experience on dealing with youth issues and training educators on such issues. SPSC is instrumental in building and disseminating messages through training sessions.


  • Act as node of awareness network in Lithuania. Devise a cohesive, hard-hitting and targeted awareness campaign using the most appropriate media, taking into account best practice and experience in other countries.
  • Establish and maintain a partnership (formal or informal) with key players (government agencies, press and media groups, ISP associations) and actions in their country relating to safer use of Internet and new media.
  • Co-operate with work in the wider field of media and information literacy.
  • Inform users about European filtering software and services and about hotlines
  • Actively co-operate with other national nodes in the European network by exchanging information about best practices, participating in meetings and designing and implementing a European approach, adapted as necessary for national linguistic and cultural preferences
  • Provide a pool of expertise and technical assistance to start-up awareness nodes (new nodes could be ‘adopted’ by a more experienced node)

More information is available on the webpage

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2007-05-08 14:54.